The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1889

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The prop. Foley and the schr. American Union cleared this morning for Oswego, light. They will load coal there for Chicago.

The tug Traveller left this afternoon with two barges laden with 100,000 bushels corn for Montreal.

Portsmouth arrivals: schr. Wayne, Chicago, 48,000 bushels corn; schr. John A. Noyes, Chicago, 41,000 bush. corn; Hiram A. Calvin, Montreal, barges, railroad iron.

The steamyacht Alice, of Syracuse, N.Y., has been seized for running without the necessary certificate of inspection. The owners are liable to a fine of $500.

Work has now fully begun at the wreck of the Vickery. A diver was secured at Cornwall. Capt. G.N. Spencer, Thousand Island Park, a diver of former days, donned the diver's suit and went down to the wreck. He reports her decks spread quite badly on account of the swelling of hot corn. Samples of the corn brought up are in excellent condition. A hole has been cut in the deck of the Vickery and the pumping of the corn began today. A scow and a barge will receive it.

Two Boats Aground - Last evening the schr. White Oak went ashore at Snake Island. She had half a load of barley on board, and was on her way to Amherst Island to complete her cargo for Oswego. She was not under full sail at the time of the accident and did not go on very hard. The tug Traveller went to her assistance early this morning and succeeded in hauling her off. She is but slightly damaged. She proceeded to Amherst Island to complete her load. The schr. D.C. Whitney from Chicago went aground off Richardson's wharf last night. She was coming in slowly but kept too near the shore. The water in the lake has dropped about four feet within the past three weeks. She has 65,000 bushels of corn on board. As soon as she is lightened she will come off.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1889